ASHLEY M. RATCLIFF is a writer, editor and blogger who lives to tell stories professionally and for pleasure. She got bitten by the journalism bug early, with her first-ever byline gracing her elementary school’s gazette, and pursued a career in reporting after graduating from UC Santa Barbara. Ashley has since transitioned to tech, and currently works in internal communications at Snap Inc., which has brought Snapchat and Spectacles to the world.
Ashley credits her old stomping grounds at the Palos Verdes Peninsula News, Home Media Magazine, 826LA, and Crossroads School for Arts & Sciences for molding her into the well-rounded writer that she is today. Along the way, Ashley co-authored a collection of short stories called Stories 4 Women, which earned an honorable mention in the Hollywood Book Festival. Authoring her first solo book, Jesus Year, was a dream realized for Ashley. It became a bestseller on Amazon in April 2021! She also blogs about fashion, food and frivolity at ashleyadores.com — hopefully with more regularity in the coming weeks ;)
Detroit-born and San Diego-raised, Ashley has been known to go to great lengths to win trophies at nonprofit fundraisers, and has never met a thrift shop that she didn’t like. She currently resides in Long Beach, California, with her pride and joy, Ryley, a long-haired mini dachshund who loves mischief as much as she loves making her human smile.